I purchased my first Spotted Saddle Horse a little over a year ago and I'd really like to start showing him at rated shows. I've taken him to a couple little local shows and he always does great. I grew up showing American Saddlebreds and because this is my first SSH, there are lots of things I need to learn!
My horse is triple registered with TWHBEA, SSHBEA, and RHBAA. Given this, what would I show him in? SSH or TWH classes or both? If both, can you show in TWH and SSH classes at the same show? My horse is able to rack, but I'm not as interested in getting into racking-type classes. Also, how do inspections with DQP's work?
I'm interested in showing him in trail pleasure. How do I need to address my reins? What bit would you recommend?
My horse has a naturally low head-set (I swear he thinks he's a QH!). What type of headset do judges look for in trail pleasure?
Any input ya'll have would be fantastic. I've searched for rule books on the internet and have not been successful. Thank you so very much!